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Large pine weevil, Loonse en Drunense Duinen, Netherlands Here you can see this beautiful weevil do what it&#039;s hated for most: eating bark, which may be ultimately fatal to some trees. The pest effect is likely manageable in a forest or garden. It is felt most by commercial growers of trees, whom often use phosphor to accelerate growth. Such trees are this weevil&#039;s favorite.<br />
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Large pine weevil, Loonse en Drunense Duinen, Netherlands

Here you can see this beautiful weevil do what it's hated for most: eating bark, which may be ultimately fatal to some trees. The pest effect is likely manageable in a forest or garden. It is felt most by commercial growers of trees, whom often use phosphor to accelerate growth. Such trees are this weevil's favorite.

Large pine weevil - habitat, Loonse en Drunense Duinen, Netherlands Here you can see this beautiful weevil do what it's hated for most: eating bark, which may be ultimately fatal to some trees. The pest effect is likely manageable in a forest or garden. It is felt most by commercial growers of trees, whom often use phosphor to accelerate growth. Such trees are this weevil's favorite.<br />
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  1. Great shot and find!! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks! Was still typing the description :) Posted one year ago
  2. Nice! Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you :) Posted one year ago

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''Hylobius abietis'' or the large pine weevilis a beetle belonging from Curculionidae. This species is regarded as the most important pest of conifer seedlings planted after clear felling throughout Europe especially in countries which use this way of forest management. The weevils cause damage by eating the bark of seedlings thus preventing its further growth, or even killing them.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Sep 26, 2020. Captured Jun 23, 2020 11:23 in Unnamed Road, 5151 Drunen, Netherlands.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/8.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO400
  • 105mm